The core courses are interdisciplinary and provide grounding for all students in the contemporary and historical educational discourses, perspectives, and traditions as they embark on their studies.
EDLL 602: Setting Conditions for Transformative Leadership
This course applies the theoretical elements of transformative leadership with a focus on establishing conceptual and practical frameworks for engaging in educational leadership for transformation at the levels of self, school, system, and society.
EDLL 606: Culturally Responsive Leadership in a Diverse Society
This course provides the theoretical underpinnings for education leaders to think more deeply and consider issues involved in implementing social justice education and to respond to societal pressures around issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
EDUC 600: Research Seminar I: Project Fundamentals
An introductory course examining inquiry frameworks as a mode of investigation. It examines various issues, methods and techniques used in educational research. Consideration is given to research strategies and techniques and the selection of research questions appropriate to a range of issues facing scholar-practitioners.
EDLL 662: Special Topics
This course aims to address an emerging, novel, or specialized issue/topic in educational leadership not addressed in the general graduate course offerings.
EDLL 608: Ethics, Governance and Reform in Contemporary Contexts
Co-investigation of the ethical values, educational aims, and conditions of political legitimacy of educational institutions in the early 21st century. Normative and descriptive accounts of these institutions are examined in relation to contemporary social problems (and possible solutions) with an orientation to their implications for public policy and leadership-in-practice.
EDUC 601: Research Seminar II: Research and Project Design
Designed to help students prepare the components of their research proposal. Research tools and techniques commonly used for researching leadership and organizational improvement practices, including research ethics will guide the course design.
EDLL 698: Research Seminar III: Practice-Engaged Dissertation
Building on course work completed during the doctoral program, this course supports students in the development and carrying out of their Practice-Based Dissertation and writing their dissertation in practice. It provides scaffolding for research processes and writing components of developing and completing their dissertation of their in-situ Practice-Based Dissertation that will meet or exceed the EdD graduate program.
EDLL 699: Practice-Based Dissertation
Students must maintain continuous registration in the Practice-Based Dissertation (EDLL 699) until degree completion.